That’s right Boston! We’re #1, again, in yet another area. First public high school, first college, first public transportation system and so on. Now we can add being the first city crowned bloggiest city by outside.in. We’re #1, baby!
Sing it with me, we are the champions, no time for losers (Philadelphia) because we are the champions….of the world!
According to outside.in, Boston has 89 blog posts for every 100,000 residents, which puts us one blog post above Philadelphia. The Boston Globe states Boston is #1 because
Blogs thrive where locals are wired, well-educated, and obsessed with politics, a topic that inspires bloggers to vent their opinions.
The Bostonist, on the other hand, claims we’re the champs because we’re obsessed with sports, the Red Sox in particular, and there was a lot going on when the survey was taken,
We’ve all got friends who continue to post about their personal topics of interest, images they’ve taken, and, well, musings about sports in the city – but the Sox always have us talking.
Personally, I think the behemoth amount of colleges in the area, as well as the high property values, attracts people with the capability, time, and expertise to blog. College students are beginning to realize that blogs are the new resume and young professionals as well as workforce veterans are blogging as a way to build or venture into consulting work. Plus, we have the most famous blogger over at ESPN.com in our ranks (Bill Simmons).
Whatever the reason, the important fact is Boston is officially the hub of the blogiverse. Makes sense since we’re also the hub of the regular universe…